Rip-Off Time

August 1977
National Review;8/5/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 30, p869
The article comments on media coverage of the looting that took place during New York City's power outage in 1977. The author believes that while looting was heavy and required a large police force, the looters are not representative of African American or Puerto Rican residents. Many outspoken commentators have equated the actions of a few to condemn all members of a race, as well as blame social ills such as poverty for the incident.


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